Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Of course

1) The old Jewish word for Satan is adversary. 

         2) A not so old theory of thought introduces the idea
of a subconscious. 

 When we are tempted are we obeying our subconscious or confessing to our adversary? 

 [Job 2:3-6] sheds light on the subject.  

And the Etrnl said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth Gd, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered the Etrnl, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the Etrnl said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. [Job 2:3-6]

Source:  http://whatjewsbelieve.org/explanation7.html

IN SHORT... For Jews, anything that even remotely conflicts with the idea that Gd is One and Indivisible will be rejected out of hand because it precludes true pure monotheism. The idea that there is a Gd in heaven above who fights against a god of the underworld, or of hell, is not monotheism. It is, however, the same duality found in other pagan faiths. The Bible speaks of a character known as The Satan, who acts like a prosecuting attorney, or a district attorney, in Gd's court. However, The Satan has no power or authority in and of himself, rather he must get permission from the Judge, Gd, to do anything.             

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The rigors of golf

Florida gator eyes green
Myakka Pines Golf Club


Friday, April 17, 2015

Old black magic

Even a man whose pure of heart
and says his prayers by night
May become a werewolf
when the moon is round and bright

Location: around the corner from my house
Poem: Old horror flick from the forty's, possibly starring Bela Lugosi

Know your birds

Let not the mundane escape us, less it returns to bite us
This variety found in Florida

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fade to black

 we hear with our eyes and see with our ears
each sense knows what to do
attention shamed 
we walked

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Iran Deal Contingent On Recognizing Israel

Iran nuclear deal
Steve spoke at length with Obama about a framework deal struck by Iran and world powers that would curb parts of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the loosening of some international sanctions.

Source: NPR.org

Monday, April 06, 2015

...message to those who oppose Putin

 Bill Browder

Source:  Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media.

Article:  Michelle Zilio  CTV New

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Who am I

One of her most famous speeches was Freedom From Fear, which began: "It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power
corrupts those who are subject to it."[49]

Source: Wikipedia